Associate Professor of History, Rhodes College
Michael LaRosa is associate professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis. He teaches the history of Latin America and his research focuses on the social, political and religious history of Latin America, especially Colombia. He is the author or co-author of several books, most recently, “Colombia, a Concise Contemporary History” (Rowman and Littlefield, April 2012). This book traces two centuries of Colombia history, and contrasts the country’s violent past with its current accomplishments. The former Fulbright Scholar calls Bogota a second home. His expertise includes U.S.-Latin American relations, and immigration from Latin America to the U.S. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history at George Washington University, and a master’s and doctoral degree in history at the University of Miami.